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PC'S and Windows 8 Essentials - DLS Consulting


Various combination of unit standards available


Recognising and understanding the hardware and software components and operate a personal computer

Unit Standards

116932, Operate a personal computer system, Level 1, 3 Credits
117867, Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment, Level 1, 3 Credits
258883, Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment, Level 1, 4 Credits


Prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Mathematical literacy and communication skills at least at NQF level 1




Personal Computers
What is a computer
Types of computers
Components of a PC
How a computer works
What is the system unit
What are input devices
What is an output device
What is an input/output device
What is a storage device
What is a peripheral device
Computer performance
Data communications
What is a Network
What is the Internet
How do you access the Internet
Software components of a computer
What is computer software
Operating system software
Application software
Working with computers safely
What is the purpose of ergonomic principles
Your working environment
Health and safety legislation
Computers and the environment
Safe use of electricity
Starting up and shutting down the PC
Starting up
Start screen
Touch screen, Mouse or Keyboard
All Apps
Charms Bar
Quick Access Menu
Sign out
Switching users
Shutting down
Problems with start up
Working with Windows
Using Start
Customising the Start screen
Using All Apps
Searching for Apps
Using the Desktop
Dialogue boxes
Working with more than one Window on the Desktop
Rearranging Windows on the Desktop
Different types of windows
Devices and settings
Working with the Control Panel
Changing the mouse properties
Personalising the display
Changing display properties
Printers and faxes
Managing files and folders
Drives, folders and files
Opening folders
Opening files
Standard Windows and Folders
Working with the File Explorer
Windows 8 Libraries
Changing Window View options
Using the File Explorer ribbon
Creating folders
Moving and copying files between folders and disks
Deleting files or folders
Restoring deleted files
Emptying the Recycle Bin
Renaming files or folders
Compressing files
Creating shortcuts on the Desktop
Find file
Computer maintenance
System hangs
Windows error messages
Formatting disks
Free space on a disk
Install/Uninstall software
Install hardware
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